Saturday, August 1, 2009
Last month my DH and I took a car trip for our vacation.
First to Epcot, then to Atlanta to the aquarium and zoo. A trip to Smoky Mountain park and then up to N Carolina, Seagrove near Asheboro to see all the pottery and the North Carolina Zoo and then to Colonial Williamsburg and Bush Gardens.
Everything was terrific, but today I want to talk about the "Remarkable Potters of Seagrove".
The Seagrove area is one of the largest communities of potters with the longest continual history of pottery making in the United States. The area is home to more than 100 potters Of which we saw about 20. The potters were so friendly and helpful that it was hard to stop talking and get away to visit the next.
While we were there, we also visited the Seagrove Potters Museum and the North Carolina Pottery Center. We took photos of the double-chambered wood kiln,
We spent two days and three nights at the Duck Smith House Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Seagrove, right in the middle of all the potteries. We stuffed ourselves with Stuffed French Toast, on one morning and Fresh Blueberry Pancakes on another. The Duck Smith House is a 1914 farmhouse which was remodeled in 2005 by two sisters who had a vision of keeping the farmhouse feel but with a little more elegance and warmth.
I would definitely recommend this trip for all that love pottery:>) I know I came home refreshed and ready to pot!!!